American History


A Citizen’s Guide to The New York Times’ 1619 Project (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join historian Richard Bell as he discusses the 1619 Project and tests its central claims against the evidence of the historical record. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter By now, it seems everyone has an opinion about The 1619 Project. Published in 2019, The 1619 Project was […]


Hidden Stories, Hidden Voices: Latinx Empowerment after the September 11th Attacks (Smithsonian American History Museum) – VIRTUAL

Join us as members of the New York City Latinx community share their experiences navigating complex immigration policy, worsening health effects, and socioeconomic challenges while serving the city as first responders, volunteers, organizers, and caregivers. This panel will build on the museum’s New York City 9-11 Collecting Initiative to highlight the stories of […]


Hidden Stories, Hidden Voices: Art in the Aftermath of September 11th (Smithsonian American History Museum) – VIRTUAL

Whether through documentary photographs or fine art, artists have been telling the story of how September 11 affected their communities. Through their practice, they were able to capture not only a historical recording of the immediate aftermath of the attacks, but the intense spectrum of emotions and incredible community resiliency in the […]


Defining Critical Race Theory (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Join Librarian Christine Iko, of the library’s African American Department, as she breaks down the topic of Critical Race Theory. Learn about its principles and major works, theorists associated with it, and where it is being studied. Also learn about how it is being discussed in the media and banned […]


The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue – “Coming of Age in Mississippi” by Anne Moody The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights present “The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue” every last Tuesday of the month. Michelle Hamiel and […]


⭐ Another Hidden Figure: Interview with David Miontague and Paige Bowers, Authors of ‘The Overnight Code’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

  Interview of David Montague and Paige Bowers on their memoir of Raye Montague, the first African-American woman to design ships for the US Navy. Raye Montague was a Hyattsville resident and David’s mother. Event details to be posted later. Check EVENT LINK for updates. About the Authors Paige Bowers is […]


Art AfterWords – The Autobiography of Malcolm X (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

The National Portrait Gallery and the Library would like to invite you to a virtual conversation about public remembrance and the history of Washington, D.C. Join us as we analyze a portrait of Malcolm X, and discuss the related book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley. We will be joined by […]


The Lumbee Native American Community in Baltimore: Past and Present (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​After World War II, Lumbee Indians moved from their tribal homeland in North Carolina to Baltimore. Learn about the early community established by the Lumbee, the current work to map out this historic settlement and discover resources about Lumbee history, heritage and community events. Presented by Ashley Minner, an enrolled […]